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Forty eight Newmarket Joggers among 9,400 in Cambridge Half Marathon

Cambridge Half Marathon, Sunday Oct 17th: This is the most popular club race of the year for Newmarket Joggers and they turned out in numbers. The race is normally held in March but was postponed this year due to Covid-19. The first 3 Joggers home were Jimmy Smith (1:17:29, 56th of 9,400 overall, 6th of 814 in M40-44), Jonathan Pye … Read more

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Paul Holley first finisher in Ultra Tour of Jersey

Jersey Ultra: Paul Holley took on this extremely tough 52 mile ultramarathon, all around the rugged coast of the Channel Island of Jersey, on Sat/Sun, 9th/10th October. Jersey is where Paul was born and raised so holds a special place in his heart. He put in a huge effort to record a time of 8:37:55 and come home first of … Read more

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Top achievements for Joggers in real and virtual London Marathons

VMLM London Marathon:  Some great achievements by the Joggers in the London Marathon on Sunday 3rd Oct. In the ‘real’ version, Neil Pollard put in a flawless performance to finish in 2:37:42, a PB by 56 seconds according to Power of 10. He maintained an average pace of 6:01/mi (3:44/km) with splits as regular as clockwork from beginning to end, … Read more

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Round Norfolk Relay: Top team effort by Newmarket Joggers

RNR: Newmarket Joggers took part in the 24-Hour Round Norfolk Relay (RNR) 2021 on 18th/19th September, backed up by a dedicated supporting team of van driver, cyclists, timers and marshals from the club, organised and led by Jim Withers. This event started in King’s Lynn in the early hours of Saturday morning and followed a 17-Stage clockwise loop, along the … Read more

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A Busy Weekend of Racing for the Joggers

The weekend of racing began at 7:00pm on Friday evening, Sept 10th, with 8 Joggers participating in The Ickworth Sunset Chase 10K in Ickworth Park, Horringer, near Bury St Edmunds. Although there was not much sun in evidence, good fun was had by all at this Raw Trails event, where runners were challenged to finish before dark, with some of … Read more

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Paul Holley on top form in Bedford 20M

Sunday Sept 5th: Paul Holley continued his excellent 2021 campaign in the Bedford 20M, finishing in a time of 2:10:00, 4th of 336 runners overall and 3rd of 35 in his 50-59 age group. This was likely a preparatory race for the Virgin Money London Marathon on October 3rd, in which he regularly earns a Good For Age place. Meanwhile, … Read more

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Great effort by Elke Hausler in British Masters 1500m

Newmarket Jogger Elke Hausler put in a fine effort in the W55 (Women aged 55-59) 1500m at the British Masters Championships at Derby on Saturday August 21st 2021. She clocked 5:54.99, near her PB of 5:51.20 achieved in 2019. This gave her an age grade of 86.73%, the highest figure ever recorded by a female Newmarket Jogger, since club records … Read more

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Jonathan Ollington leads Joggers home with a PB in Vitality London Big Half

Vitality London Big Half, Sunday August 22nd: Due to the Covid-19 lockdown from January to April earlier this year, this major running event was postponed from its normal early March date and rearranged for August 22nd, 2021. Such a summer date risked very hot weather, but in the end it was relatively cool and cloudy at 17°C, with a slight … Read more

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Jimmy Smith on top form in Burnham Beeches Half Marathon

Burnham Beeches Half Marathon, Buckinghamshire, Sunday Aug 15th: Jimmy Smith continued his excellent run of form this year, clocking 1:19:43 to finish 5th home of 456 runners overall; also an impressive 1st of 98 runners in his M40 age category. This was a picturesque, undulating course along closed roads and hard paths, leading through a nature reserve of shady beechwoods; … Read more

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Paul Holley earns unprecedented 90.70% age grade in Battersea 10K

In the RunThrough Battersea Park 10K on Sunday, the very much in-form Paul Holley recorded 34:35, finishing 5th of 236 overall and 1st of 6 by over 10 minutes in his M55 age group. This performance earned him a phenomenal age grade of 90.70%, the first time any Newmarket Jogger has achieved such a standard since club records began in … Read more

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